Tag: Glacier National Park

  • Beloved Glacier National Park Ranger Dies at 102

    Beloved Glacier National Park Ranger Dies at 102

    A legend of his own time, Glacier National Park Ranger Lyle Ruterbories has died two months before his 103rd birthday. None could ask for a more remarkable life. Lyle Ruterbories was, and will forever remain, one of the eldest rangers to ever serve as part of the U.S. National Park…

  • Knucklehead Tourists Hover Around Big Mountain Goat & Its Baby at Glacier National Park: VIDEO

    Knucklehead Tourists Hover Around Big Mountain Goat & Its Baby at Glacier National Park: VIDEO

    National and State Parks across the country each have their own set of rules, unique to the landscape and particular wildlife of the area. Every single one of them, however, has at least one in common: do not approach the wildlife. Regardless of whether it’s a bison, elk, mountain goat,…

  • WATCH: Viral Video Shows Glacier National Park Hikers Attempting to Outrun Bear

    WATCH: Viral Video Shows Glacier National Park Hikers Attempting to Outrun Bear

    In a recent video, hikers in Glacier National Park had an unexpected twist to their trip when they discovered a meandering bear was following them. The clip has since gone viral on social media, showing the group trying to outrun the beast. As we transition from summer to fall, more…

  • Glacier National Park Sees ‘Significant Increase’ in Emergency Calls in Last 10 Years

    Glacier National Park Sees ‘Significant Increase’ in Emergency Calls in Last 10 Years

    So far, in 2022, seven visitors have died while exploring Glacier National Park, and officials say that they are receiving more emergency calls than ever. Recently, officials confirmed that three of the seven deaths this year were from natural causes. But that still means four visitors lost their lives from…

  • Tourists Line Up Along Boardwalk to Snap Selfies with Huge Grizzly Bear at Glacier National Park

    Tourists Line Up Along Boardwalk to Snap Selfies with Huge Grizzly Bear at Glacier National Park

    A group of tourists exploring Glacier National Park recently came across a once-in-a-lifetime sight. They were walking along the boardwalk when a grizzly bear crossed within an estimated 30 yards of them. National Parks state that you should stay about 100 yards away from bears, but this one seemed to…

  • Elderly Glacier National Park Climber Dies after Falling Off Rising Wolf Mountain

    Elderly Glacier National Park Climber Dies after Falling Off Rising Wolf Mountain

    A 79-year-old Glacier National Park (GLAC) climber fell to his death during an attempted steep ascent with a group of friends. On the morning of Monday, July 25, the male Florida native was climbing Rising Wolf Mountain when tragedy struck. Part of a group, the 79-year-old began ascending a steep…

  • WATCH: Moron Tourist Gets Within Inches of Huge Bighorn Sheep in Glacier National Park

    WATCH: Moron Tourist Gets Within Inches of Huge Bighorn Sheep in Glacier National Park

    At this point, it’s easier to assume that tourists will do the exact wrong thing around wild animals. The latest incident took place at Glacier National Park when a foolish visitor decided to ignore all common sense and walk right up bighorn sheep in one of the parking lots. Between…

  • Two Missing Climbers Found Dead at Glacier National Park, NPS Reports

    Two Missing Climbers Found Dead at Glacier National Park, NPS Reports

    Rescuers discovered the bodies of two missing climbers in Glacier National Park. On Monday, the NPS announced that two men were found by search and rescue after they were reported missing on Sunday, per CBS News. National Parks authorities identified the men as two 67-year-olds from Columbia Falls, Montana, and…

  • Glacier National Park Opens Going-to-the-Sun Road at Long Last

    Glacier National Park Opens Going-to-the-Sun Road at Long Last

    After weeks of weather-related delays, Glacier National Park’s scenic and incredibly popular Going-to-the-Sun Road is officially open for the season. As of July 13, the park opened Going-to-the-Sun Road to the public. Typically, the park opens the vital road in late spring or early summer. However, winter weather and lots…

  • Glacier National Park Reveals Damage from Recent Floods, ‘Not as Extensive’ as Yellowstone

    Glacier National Park Reveals Damage from Recent Floods, ‘Not as Extensive’ as Yellowstone

    It’s clear that of our western national parks, Yellowstone suffered the worst from the recent torrential rainfall. However, surrounding parks like Glacier National Park are still dealing with their fair share of trail deterioration and flooding, too. Recently, the park shared an update that demonstrated just how much water reached…

  • National Park Service Reveals Top 15 States For NPS Visitation: LIST

    National Park Service Reveals Top 15 States For NPS Visitation: LIST

    From California to Maine, find out which states top the National Park Service’s list for national park visitation across America. Looking to visit – or make a move – to one of the best U.S. states for national parks? Our National Park Service (NPS) has done a stellar job of…

  • Bicyclist Rescued from North Fork of Glacier National Park

    Bicyclist Rescued from North Fork of Glacier National Park

    Yesterday, Glacier National Park emergency services responded to a distress call from a biker located in the North Fork portion of the park. The bicyclist was 25-year-old Alex Minge of Riverton, WY who was participating in the Tour Divide 2022 bike-packing race that spans from Canada to New Mexico. At…

  • Glacier National Park Recruits ‘Weed Warriors’ to Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Plant Species

    Glacier National Park Recruits ‘Weed Warriors’ to Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Plant Species

    Typically, our national parks encourage visitors to follow the Leave No Trace protocol and make as little of an impact as possible on the environment. However, this July, Glacier National Park is inviting visitors to partake in the Annual Noxious Weed Blitz event. During this event, volunteers will be ripping…

  • Glacier National Park Visitor Falls While Climbing 8,500-Foot Mt. Brown

    Glacier National Park Visitor Falls While Climbing 8,500-Foot Mt. Brown

    Yesterday, Glacier National Park emergency staff received notice that a man was missing on Mt. Brown. At roughly 3 p.m., the man’s hiking and climbing buddy alerted officials that he had lost contact with his friend and had become separated. The missing man was 19-year-old Winslow Nichols of Columbia Falls,…

  • Grizzly Kills Moose Calf, Gets Chased Away by Cow Moose at Glacier National Park: VIDEO

    Grizzly Kills Moose Calf, Gets Chased Away by Cow Moose at Glacier National Park: VIDEO

    A series of videos out of Glacier National Park shows a graphic scene as a grizzly kills a moose calf as the mother defends another baby. It’s a harsh reality of what the outdoors can really be. Sometimes, we see harrowing videos of mother animals coming to the rescue of…

  • What Are the Oldest National Parks in the United States?

    What Are the Oldest National Parks in the United States?

    Journey back through American history to the oldest U.S. National Parks, the first four of which were founded in the 1800s. If you love our national parks, then you know where this list is heading. But the journey there is a fascinating – and surprising – one. For instance, some…

  • Glacier National Park Begins Long-Awaited Construction Project on Lake McDonald

    Glacier National Park Begins Long-Awaited Construction Project on Lake McDonald

    Starting June 1, Glacier National Park will begin its anticipated construction project. The efforts will repair seven miles of sewer, electrical and telephone lines from Apgar to Lake McDonald Lodge. At 10 p.m. on June 1, Ceccanti, Inc. will start the process of replacing these lines along Going-to-the-Sun Road. According…

  • American Cruise Lines Offering Post-Cruise Excursion to Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks

    American Cruise Lines Offering Post-Cruise Excursion to Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks

    If after a cruise you feel the need to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping, you’re in luck. American Cruise Lines (ACL) is offering a post-cruise excursion package that allows for access to three of our most popular national parks – Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton. Essentially, the…

  • Which National Parks Require Reservations?

    Which National Parks Require Reservations?

    In recent years, more and more people have been breaking out of their living rooms and soaking up the wonders of the great outdoors. This is an amazing thing – but one that has seasoned outdoorsmen a little annoyed. Because rather than entering any National Park of your choice on…

  • Montana Takes Big Step Towards Allowing Grizzly Bear Hunting at Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks

    Montana Takes Big Step Towards Allowing Grizzly Bear Hunting at Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks

    Montana is moving toward allowing grizzly bear hunting at Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. But that’s pending the removal of federal protections for the animals. Wildlife officials in the state on Tuesday moved ahead with several steps that could lead to grizzly bear hunting in the national parks, the Associated…

  • Montana Looking to Lift Protections on Grizzly Bears In and Around Glacier National Park

    Montana Looking to Lift Protections on Grizzly Bears In and Around Glacier National Park

    For the first time in three decades, Montana may open the door to grizzly bear hunting; an issue Glacier National Park is watching intently. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently deliberating a contentious request from the state of Montana. Their government wishes to lift protection of grizzly bears…

  • Glacier National Park Ranger Reunites Young Girl with Teddy Bear Year After Visiting

    Glacier National Park Ranger Reunites Young Girl with Teddy Bear Year After Visiting

    A young girl and her teddy bear reunited recently after getting separated at Montana’s Glacier National Park. KPAX recently reported that a park official found it on the Hidden Lake Trail after the girl lost the personal item a year ago in October. The six-year-girl, Naomi Pascal, was exploring the park…

  • Glacier National Park Black Bear Euthanized After Being Hit by Car in Crash That Was Never Reported

    Glacier National Park Black Bear Euthanized After Being Hit by Car in Crash That Was Never Reported

    On Thursday, Sept. 23, a black bear was hit by a car in Glacier National Park in Montana and subsequently euthanized. The driver never reported the accident, and the bear had “unsurvivable traumatic injuries,” according to Glacier officials. The bear was found on Going-To-The-Sun Road, the 50-mile, 2-hour scenic route…

  • ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Star Lucas Black’s Stunning Family Vacation Pics of Glacier National Park Will Make You Jealous

    ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Star Lucas Black’s Stunning Family Vacation Pics of Glacier National Park Will Make You Jealous

    “NCIS: New Orleans” star Lucas Black has shared photos from a recent family vacation to Glacier National Park. Those photos will definitely make you jealous. They will also make you want to make plans to head to that beautiful Montana location as soon as you possibly can. The 38-year-old actor…

  • Glacier National Park Hiker Found Dead After Being Reported Missing for Days

    Glacier National Park Hiker Found Dead After Being Reported Missing for Days

    It’s another heartbreaking story in a scenario that happens all too often. A missing hiker from Virginia was found dead in Glacier National Park in Montana Sunday. The woman was identified as 34-year-old Jennifer Coleman. She was hiking alone. While Coleman’s hiking skills were top notch, according to her friends…